• Creating connections when attendees wait
I recently traveled to New York City to experience New York Comic Con (NYCC) for the first time. As most of you know, a convention of this magnitude requires a multitude of lines; lines to enter, lines for the bathrooms, lines for autographs, lines to get into special events…lines for days!
Though lines are not the most interesting part of any event or attraction, those within the line are all there for the same reason, to see or do something significant. Starting a conversation with someone you already have a common interest with is a little easier than other situations.
As we have turned more and more toward technology, the almost lost art of a hand-written thank-you note has an even greater meaning.
It means that you took time away from your devices to create something original, and since your time is precious, the note has added special value…it wasn’t just a copy, paste, send performance set on repeat.
I write a lot of thank-you notes, and plan to keep track of just how many I write in 2017. I enjoy writing, but for those who may find it more difficult, here are a few personal tips to help you.
Charmaine Houck, Editor, Writer, and Online Content Curator